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Alaska Day & Statehood All In One!

This upcoming week will be a big week for Alaska Studies students.

(1)  On Monday, October 12th, students in both 1st and 6th period Alaska Studies will listen to Vic Fischer and Mary Mangusso speak about Alaska Statehood.  They will  be joining Ms. Christianson’s Alaska Literature class in the library for this mini-assembly during 4th period. 

(2)  On Tuesday and Wednesday, each class will then visit the Creating Alaska exhibit at the Harrigan Centennial Hall.

(3)  On Thursday, 1st period students will both discuss their weekly current events and debrief from the speakers and the field trip.

(4)  On Friday, 6th period students will discuss both discuss their weekly current events and debrief from the speakers and the field trip.

(5)  Sunday the 18th is Alaska Day.  Students are encourage to participate in the Alaska Day events publicized in the paper and around town, as well as in the classroom.  Students are especially encouraged to attend the transfer ceremony commemoration on Castle Hill immediately following Sunday afternoon’s parade. 

Students are reminded that when they attend events and write about them for their current events, these count as two current events assignments.  Alaska Day is an opportune time to take advantage of this standing offer!